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Weatherford man with drug paraphernalia takes shower on girls floor in Mann Hall - Arrested

Updated: May 6

SWOSU PD arrested a man in Mann Hall on Feb. 24. Photo: Johannes Becht
SWOSU PD arrested a man in Mann Hall on Feb. 24. Photo: Johannes Becht

By Johannes Becht

News Editor

Brandon Ray Woods, a local Weatherford man, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at around 11:45 a.m., in a girls bathroom of Henrietta Mann Hall at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford. It was not the first time Woods committed trespassing on or off campus.

According to the police report that was obtained by The Southwestern, Woods, who is unemployed, was taking a shower in a bathroom on the 4th floor on the north side, which is a female-only floor. SWOSU PD was called at 11:42 a.m. by a Residence Advisor (RA) of Mann Hall, one of the dormitories on campus. By the time the campus police officer arrived, Woods was still in the shower.

The officer then entered the bathroom and ordered the suspect to come out and then arrested him for trespassing, though he had to call for backup from Weatherford PD because of signs of resistance. When searching Woods' backpack, SWOSU PD and Weatherford PD found a pipe with a small amount of a crystalline substance. It turned out to be amphetamine.

Trespassing, as well as the possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, are each punishable by up to 1 year in prison.

It was not the first time Brandon Woods would be imprisoned. In 2020, he was sentenced to 30 and 45 days in jail for trespassing, according to Custer County court records. Approximately two weeks after the incident at Mann Hall, he once again was arrested by Weatherford PD for trespassing.

He had also committed trespassing on SWOSU property. The SWOSU PD officer who arrested Woods stated in his report that he recognized Woods "due to my previous interactions on campus." The report further indicated that Woods had trespassed on campus on Jan. 25 by another campus police officer.

Editor's note: Readers are reminded that information in this article supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. The suspect is presumed innocent throughout the proceedings. The State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

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